Inside Philanthropy Profiles NAC Funder Andy Grove

October 19, 2014

As part of their guide to the top technology philanthropists, the outlet Inside Philanthropy profiled Andy Grove, the man  who heads one of the foundation partners supporting the New Americans Campaign. For a lot of the foundations that support the New Americans Campaign, the work of helping people reach citizenship has personal ties: A survivor of the […]

Greater Opportunities for New Americans

October 9, 2014

One of the benefits of becoming a new American is access to greater educational opportunities – especially greater access to scholarships. Every year, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans funds the graduate education of 30 new Americans – either legal permanent residents or naturalized citizens born abroad. The fellowship offers opportunities to […]

New Report Calculates Benefit of Citizenship to Cities

September 25, 2014

In conjunction with the launch of the Cities for Citizenship initiative, a new report was released on September 17 that touts the benefit of naturalization to America’s cities. The report, released by the National Partnership for New Americans, the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California, and the Center […]

USCIS Announces Citizenship Grants

September 22, 2014

On September 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced this year’s grantees for its immigrant integration initiative. The agency is awarding nearly $10 million to 40 organizations in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Grants are awarded to organization that will provide citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to eligible Legal Permanent Residents. […]

New Americans Campaign Celebrates Citizenship Day

September 17, 2014

Leading Immigrant Coalitions Honor Citizenship by Action SAN FRANCISCO – In 17 cities nationwide, hundreds of residents eligible for citizenship will celebrate Citizenship Day by completing their citizenship applications. Over the course of September, the New Americans Campaign’s partners will hold citizenship workshops in cities like Los Angeles and Houston. Our national partners will launch […]

Citizenship Workshops: Resources for Volunteers

September 12, 2014

Citizenship Day, September 17, is approaching, and organizations across the country will be helping immigrants fill out their naturalization application forms in large naturalization workshops. (For a schedule of workshops being conducted by NAC partners leading up to Citizenship Day, click here.) These workshops are not possible without the help of scores of volunteers. Volunteers […]

Wins for Citizenship

September 11, 2014

Winning for Citizenship!

As a unprecedented national network of funders and nonprofit partners working to achieve collective impact on naturalization, the New Americans Campaign is transforming the way aspiring citizens navigate the path to becoming new Americans. Since launching in 2011, we’ve accomplished some great gains: Helping complete over 120,000 naturalization applications Saving $105 million for eligible immigrants […]

Exploring New Ways and Avenues for Encouraging Naturalization

August 28, 2014

Earlier this summer, the White House convened a summit that brought together leaders in the field of immigrant integration from across the country. One workshop focused on naturalization, and that session, co-facilitated by the National Partnership for New Americans, a NAC partner, provided an opportunity for NAC partners and others to use their expertise and […]

Dallas Ethnic Media Roundtable: Citizenship – A life changing experience

August 19, 2014

#Dallas Ethnic Media Roundtable Addresses #Citizenship Process @nacnow @ImmPolitic #NewAmericaMedia @NALEO — Claudia Ortega-Hogue (@chogueTX) July 29, 2014 For many aspiring Americans, citizenship means the world to them. At our recent Dallas Roundtable, two recently naturalized citizens came together to share how citizenship changed their lives in many inspirational ways… For Hortencia Ortega, citizenship […]

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has increased the number of naturalization applications completed in NAC sites by 90% from year one to year three, through nearly 2,000 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 120,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families nearly $105 million in legal and application fees.
  • Almost 2,000 naturalization events hosted, including info sessions, trainings and group application workshops.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded the Bethlehem Project (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with 85 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed CitizenshipWorks, an online tool, across the NAC in multiple settings and languages. This quarter the NAC also began to integrate the new CitizenshipWorks mobile phone app into services.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

Who We’re Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More

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